Readers' Choice Top Products


Company Intellidemia

Concourse is an online platform that allows users to organize, share and analyze higher ed course syllabi. Students can preview course objectives and requirements before they register. Instructors can instantly update assignments online and notify students via email and social media.

Reader Testimony: “This syllabus management system has dramatically increased our productivity as well as our ability to manage syllabus workflow within our university. Our business-type model takes advantage of templatizing syllabi, and we are able to track and maintain changes made to our syllabi over time.” —Mike Wilday, instructional technology lead, Azusa Pacific Online University, Calif. Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

Enrollment Rx

Company Enrollment Rx

Colleges and universities can use Enrollment Rx to manage marketing, recruitment, admissions and enrollment processes. The cloud-based CRM automates enrollment workflow and allows administrators to measure marketing, recruitment and admissions through dashboards, reports and analytics.

Reader Testimony: “The Enrollment Rx CRM will enable our admission department to work more effectively and efficiently to recruit students into our university. With streamlined functionality, the CRM will improve our ability to communicate with students and potentially target specific customer groups for enhanced communication.” —Tammi Burkhardt, project manager/business analyst, Marylhurst University, Ore. Enrollment Management Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

TargetX CRM

Company Target X

TargetX’s student recruitment manager is a CRM tool that helps colleges manage, integrate, and automate the process of student recruitment—from the first point of contact through enrollment. It allows for two-way data exchange with student information systems. It also includes an online app, a campus visit scheduler and email, broadcasting and online chat tools.

Recruitment Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

Stellar Planetarium Auditorium Seat

Company American Seating

This seat, made for large auditoriums, has a headrest and an embossed, steel seat pan with three-inch molded polyurethane foam and serpentine springs that creates a comfortable, shift-resistant seat cushion. Two independent, fully operational hinge mechanisms guarantee consistent, safe folding, without adjustment.

Campus Construction Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

Panopto Focus

Company Panopto

This lecture capture software simultaneously records and synchronizes video, audio, slides, document cameras, screen capture and electronic whiteboard content. Users can record formal lectures, campus events, classroom activities and informal presentations. The Panopto recorder runs on any laptop, as well as on many mobile devices.

Reader Testimony: “Bringing recording capability to 200 classrooms at Creighton University, Panopto has given us the ability to provide an easy to use and flexible lecture capture solution to professors and students campuswide. Also, we can record outside the classroom. This is a huge advantage, as professors can record video and connect with students from any location.” —Brent Saltzman, application administrator, division of information technology, Creighton University, Neb. Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

CR Series LED Troffers

Company Cree, Inc.

These light fixtures deliver up to 5,000 lumens of light while achieving up to 130 lumens per watt. Using thermal management, the CR Series fixtures are available in a variety of color temperatures and have step, 0-10V or Lutron EcoSystem Enabled dimming options. Their compact, lightweight design accommodates recessed, surface mount or suspended installations.

Hardware Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company Parchment

With this web-based solution, higher ed institutions can request, receive, send, and analyze electronic student transcripts. The admissions department can track students through the application process and receive leads on students who meet a school’s key profile. Administrators can get transcripts in the format they prefer, regardless of how the sender chooses to send it.

Enrollment Management Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013


Company Utelogy Corporation

The Utelogy software solution controls and manages AV systems, video conferencing and any other applications in a classroom, academic building or entire campus. Its management and monitoring system reduces downtime, and online access gives administrators the ability to address issues and updates remotely.

Reader Testimony: “This application provides faculty and staff a dashboard interface to use, instead of a physical button. Utelogy is a flexible, software solution for the control and management of our AV systems, video conferencing or any application where you need an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use and easy-to-support technology.” —Richard Avila, director of data center operations, California State University, East Bay Software Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

e2campus Software

Company Omnilert

This cloud-based, emergency alert system allows users to manage time-sensitive communications to students, faculty, staff, campus security, first responders, visitors and others. Alerts can be sent via text message, voicemail, desktop alerts, email and websites. Messages also can be transmitted through digital signage and PA systems, and posted on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Security Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013

WebEx Software

Company Cisco

Webex online virtual meeting software allows students and faculty across an institution—or halfway across the planet—to meet online and share files, information and expertise. Users can show others anything on their computer, including files, apps or a whole desktop. WebEx mobile apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry.

Classroom Readers' Choice Top Products Year: 2013